The UCC Cloud Challenge 2019

In conjunction with UCC 2019 - 12th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, Dec 2 - 5, 2019 | Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

What is the UCC Cloud Challenge?

Cloud Challenge is a competition where participants present solutions that utilize Cloud technologies. Proposals may range from exploratory approaches to real-world problems benefiting from private, public, or hybrid Clouds extending to Fog and Edge computing. This year, we especially encourage proposals with focus on security.

Call for Proposals

Nowadays, a wide range of Cloud technologies are available, ranging from containerized applications to XaaS in decentralized Cloud environments. We invite the submission of proposals related to various aspects of Cloud computing elucidating novel approaches for extending features of technologies and/or for advancing paradigms. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Security in Clouds
  • Data management in Clouds
  • Checkpointing container-based applications
  • Energy consumption in applications
  • Distributed repositories or app stores
  • Sharing of technologies and data
  • Portability between different Cloud environments
  • Scheduling in Clouds

The competitors should outline the nature of the problem that might range from business, science to socio-lifestyle applications. The solutions need to be implemented and authors should present the methodology used to solve the problem and the means of validation of the solution. Important evaluation criteria are impact, novelty, soundness of the approach, consideration of security and good scientific practice (reproducibility, open source/access). The competitors must be able to demonstrate their approach at the conference, if selected, using an appropriate means e.g. a live demo, a simulation, emulation, or similar.


Authors are asked to prepare their manuscripts according to the IEEE format for conference proceedings.

IEEE Manuscript Templates

Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 6 pages (letter-size 8.5'' x 11'') including figures, tables and references.The initial submission needs to be in pdf format. Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. We strongly encourage authors to consider open source code and open data wherever possible. Manuscripts must be submitted to the submission online system EasyChair no later than the indicated submission deadline.


Please register for an account as author if you do not already have one. If you cannot access the submission website or have difficulties completing your submission, please contact the workshop chairs for assistance. All papers will be reviewed by at least 2 independent reviewers from the international program committee. Papers will be selected based on their originality, their interest for the research community, the quality of the use-case description, the description of the technical solution, the impact of the application and/or technical description and the status of the work.Proposals will be reviewed according to the criteria listed above and should present unpublished work that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. At least one member from each selected team is expected to give a technical talk and provide a demonstration of the system.